A reporter who delved deep into the past of Detroit Lions head coach candidate Dan Campbell to find an anti-gay comment made in college has been outed on Twitter for more recent remarks of his own that were homophobic and racist.
A Detroit Free-Press article on Friday detailed how Campbell, speaking at a pep rally in 1998 before his Texas A&M University team took on arch-rival the University of Texas, said he was proud to attend a school where “men like women and women like men.” He later issued an apology, which was published in a local newspaper.
The resurfacing of an old controversy came at an inopportune time for Campbell, who, according to reporter Marlowe Alter, was the leading candidate to fill the Lions’ vacant head coaching position. But it quickly came to light that Alter himself has a far more extensive and recent history of bigoted commentary.
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For instance, Alter tweeted in 2012 that “faggots who think Team USA basketball is a bunch of egotistical a**holes who only care about themselves” should “watch the games.” That same year, he told someone to “consider changing that faggot a** AVI,” and to others, “Always knew you were a fag” and “Haha fag.”
Screenshots of tweets in 2011 and 2012 show Alter repeatedly using the n-word.
After conservative author Mike Cernovich pointed out the hypocrisy of the reporter who tried to get Campbell canceled, rapper Erik Foreman said, “This is basically all of them. I know because I keep tabs. The people I grew up with who said/did the worst s**t are the ones hunting people down.”
This is basically all of them. I know because I kept tabs. The people I grew up with who said/did the worst shit are the ones hunting people down.Wolf/Sheep https://t.co/rGt90dQxLS
— Erik Foreman (@ForemanErik) January 16, 2021
After the backlash, Alter sent out an apology on Friday night, saying, “I apologize for the unacceptable tweets from my past. There is no excuse for the language I used, and I’m embarrassed. I do not condone that language. I’m sorry to anyone I have offended and deeply regret my actions.” (RT)
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